Four suspects were arrested following two “violent” armed robberies in Vancouver, British Columbia, on Christmas Day.
According to the Vancouver Police Department (VPD), “two men brandishing weapons entered the Hot Delivery Restaurant located at 3002 Cambie Street… around 7:30 pm.” Once inside, they “ordered everyone to the floor.” They then “ransacked” the business looking for items to steal, striking one male patron before fleeing to a getaway car waiting outside.
According to The Province, the “armed bandits” stuck another business just before 8 pm. This second business was “the Truong Thanh Vietnamese Restaurant located at 2096 Kingsway Avenue.”
As with the first robbery, “two armed men stormed into the restaurant demanding everyone’s valuables” then fled to the getaway car.
A VPD officer spotted the getaway car approximately 30 minutes later, and followed it “to Grandview Highway and Willingdon Avenue where it was blocked by police vehicles.” Four suspects, all males aged 17 to 34, were arrested and are facing charges.
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